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  1. Hi nukecad: You didn't post an image of the message you saw so I'm not sure what you're seeing, but I previously stated that the built-in automatic updater was only added to CCleaner Free products in v5.74 (see the v5.74 release notes at https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/version-history which states "Updates to CCleaner will now be applied automatically in CCleaner Free") so you won't be able to reproduce my results if you test with CCleaner Portable v5.62. If you want to try clicking "Update Now" in the new update prompt shown below you should test with CCleaner Portable v5.75.8238 (ccse
  2. Avast / Piriform added a built-in software updater to all CCleaner Free products in v5.74 (rel. Nov 2020 - see the release notes at https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/version-history which state "Updates to CCleaner will now be applied automatically in CCleaner Free"). I use CCleaner Portable and saw the pop-up below after manually launching CCleaner Portable v5.75 from a removable USB stick (i.e., by double-clicking CCleaner64.exe) on 14-Jan-2020 and decided to test the new built-in updater by clicking "Update Now". I was surprised to see that update not only downloaded the Emergenc
  3. Hi Andavari: Thanks for you feedback, and I completely agree. Given that I always download my ccsetup5xx.zip files from the official CCleaner builds page at https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/builds, I'd still like to see the Avast / Piriform software developers modify the executables inside the official portable .zip build to remove the new built-in software updater - or at least prevent addition of the Emergency Updater‌ if the new software updater is accidentally (or even deliberately) run from CCleaner Portable. I guess I'll just have to wait and see if Avast / Piriform is willing
  4. HI nukecad: How would I know that? The built-in automatic updater was just added to CCleaner Free products in v5.74 (rel. Nov 2020 per the version history <here> which states "Updates to CCleaner will now be applied automatically in CCleaner Free") and I'd never seen the pop-up below until I plugged in my USB stick on 14-Jan-2021 and launched CCleaner Portable v5.75 by double-clicking CCleaner64.exe. I clicked the "Update Now" button because this was the first time I'd ever seen that prompt and was curious to see if the automatic updater would work correctly (which it didn't - som
  5. Thanks to the Forum Mods for their suggested workarounds, but I think we've already established that I can delete the unwanted Emergency Updater (i.e., the CCUpdate.exe file and scheduled CCleaner Update task) or just stay with my previous method of updating to a new version of CCleaner Portable by unzipping the ccsetup5xx.zip file from https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/builds and replacing all the older files except ccleaner.ini. The reason I created this thread is because I wanted to know if Avast / Piriform is aware that the Emergency Updater is added to CCleaner Free Portable v5.76 wh
  6. Hi nukecad: Has @Dave CCleaner or one other Avast / Piriform employees confirmed that CCleaner Portable is not meant to be updated using the built-in software updater? The release notes <here> for v5.74.8198 (released 11-Nov-2020) say "Updates to CCleaner will now be applied automatically in CCleaner Free" but I've never seen a warning anywhere that using the built-in software updater will corrupt CCleaner Free Portable by adding the Emergency Updater. I know many CCleaner Free users who switched from the installed Standard/Slim builds to the Portable build when the Emergency Up
  7. Hi nikki605: The update reminder you've been posting about in mpw101's How to Turn Off Nag to Update? isn't really the topic of this thread, although I admit I was surprised to see the prompt below asking me to update from v5.75.8269 (rel. 10-Dec-2020) to v5.76.8269 (rel. 13-Jan-2021) when I launched CCleaner Free Portable on 14-Jan-2021 given that my settings at Options | Updates to "Keep CCleaner updated automatically" and "Send notifications when there is a new version of CCleaner" are normally disabled. I deliberately chose the option to Update Now because I wanted to update
  8. I haven't heard from Dave CCleaner or any of the other Avast / Piriform employees yet, but if Avast / Piriform can't reproduce this problem with CCleaner Free Portable v5.75 I should mention that I created an outbound block in my Windows Firewall rules for CCleaner64.exe (located on my USB thumb drive at D:\Portable\CCleaner\CCleaner64.exe) in October 2020 at Settings | Update & Security | Windows Security | Firewall & Network Protection | Advanced Settings |Outbound Rules | New Rule. I don't know if that's relevant but it might be affecting how the built-in software updater (introdu
  9. Just confirming that, as expected, the scheduled CCleaner Update task is failing with a 0x80070002 error every time it launches. I presume this is because my USB stick (normally assigned as D:\ drive) is rarely plugged in and the task can't find the Emergency Updater executable at D:\Portable\CCleaner\CCUpdate.exe. I don't want the Emergency Updater running on my system, and that is the main reason I switched from the installed version of CCleaner to the portable build a few years ago. It's also a complete waste of system resources to have this CCleaner Update task running and fai
  10. Hi nukecad: Just FYI, here's the prompt I saw today when I launched the previous CCleaner Free Portable v5.75.8269 (rel. 10-Dec-2020) today from my USB stick. I clicked "Update Now " to accept the update. How exactly would I know if I installed a "regular" version of CCleaner? I checked at Control Panel | Programs | Programs and Features and there is no CCleaner program listed there, and no uninstaller at D:\Portable\CCleaner (the folder on my USB stick where I normally saved and unzipped the ccsetup5xx.zip file for CCleaner v5.75 and earlier) that I can run to uninstall the
  11. I run CCleaner Free Portable from a removable USB stick a few times a month. I launched CCleaner v5.75.8269 today at ~ 9:43 AM and was prompted to download the latest v5.76.8269 (rel. 13-Jan-2021). After the update finished I noticed that I now have a new file called CCUpdate.exe on my USB stick... ... and there appears to be a new task called CCleaner Update in Task Scheduler that is scheduled to run at least three times a day (once at every boot-up, plus twice a day at 9:43 AM and 9:43 PM) to look for an available update. Are the CCUpdate.exe file and CCleaner U
  12. Hi TheOwner: I updated to CCleaner Free Portable v5.75.8523 and if I click "Check for Updates" multiple times (i.e., in quick succession) one of two different messages will appear. The order in which these messages appear seems completely random. See my 12-Dec-2020 post in Duchess44's Strange Error for further details. OR ------------- 64-bit Win 10 Pro v1909 build 18363.1198 * Firefox 83.0 * Windows Defender v4.18.2011.6 * Malwarebytes Free v4.3.0.98-1.0.1130 * CCleaner Free Portable v5.75.8238
  13. Hi Duchess44: I use CCleaner Free Portable v5.75.8523 (unzipped on USB thumb drive, started with fresh installation and allowed it to create a new ccleaner.ini file). I have never trialed or purchased a CCleaner Pro license. When I click the "Check for Updates" link in main interface I see one of two different messages, either: OR If I click "Check for Updates" multiple times (i.e., in quick succession) the order in which either of those two message is displayed seems completely random. Enabling
  14. Hi @Dave CCleaner What "settings bug" is supposed to be fixed in the latest CCleaner v5.74.8198 (rel. 11-Nov-2020)? The release notes at https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/version-history only state that "this version received a small patch update (v5.74.8198) to fix a settings bug. This patch update will be applied automatically unless automatic updates have been disabled". Was v5.74.8198 supposed to fix the Smart Cleaning / Auto Update bug described in the 09-Nov-20202 thread CCleaner 5.74 Causing Errors in Windows Event Viewer? I've seen a few users who updated from the previous
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